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Adventure Pluma featherweight paramotor

Adventure Pluma featherweight paramotor

Adventures’s Pluma foot-launch PPG is made from carbon fibre and weighs just 2.65kg, including mobile swinging arms and cage. Manufactured with technologies used by the aerospace industry, using high-performance lasercut Prepreg (pre-impregnated) carbon fibre processed in an autoclave for a guarantee of quality and strength. The Pluma has passed the resistance test (EAPR) at 15G […]

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Sky Apollo Bi tandem cross-country paraglider

Sky Apollo Bi tandem cross-country paraglider

Sky’s latest tandem, the Apollo Bi, is an EN-C glider for cross-country pilots.  It’s part of Sky’s Sport-Line of wings, and is intended for the recreational rather than the commercial market, so the design priorities were different than for the Metis 3. Designer Alexandre Paux explains: “Traditionally, when I create a tandem glider, I pay a […]

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Apco release NRG Pro II slalom racing PPG wing

Apco release NRG Pro II slalom racing PPG wing

Apco have unleashed the NRG Pro II, their new slalom racing PPG wing. “It’s the rebel brother of the NRG XC II”, they say.   It was designed to be fast and manoeuvrable, and to be flown aggressively for racing round pylons. The NRG Pro II is a full-reflex wing with 2-D steering and HIT […]

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New Cross Country Hitching Signs in the XC Shop

New Cross Country Hitching Signs in the XC Shop

The XC Retrieve Sign will significantly increase your chances of getting home quickly. Basically, it explains that you’re a stranded paraglider pilot and not Norman Bates from Psycho. Invaluable! In tests we’ve found a lot of drivers have picked pilots up who wouldn’t normally stop for hitchhikers, and the sign has made the difference. The […]

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Looping Green and Blue: Independence’s reversible harnesses

Looping Green and Blue: Independence’s reversible harnesses

Independence have updated their reversible lightweight paraglider harness, releasing the Looping Green and Looping Blue. designed for hike-and-fly and thermalling, the Looping Green and Looping Blue weigh just 3.1kg in the M size. The difference between them lies in the harness strap system: The Looping Green has a Get-Up system, where the leg and chest […]

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Advance announce Pi Bi for autumn 2017

Advance announce Pi Bi for autumn 2017

Advance have announced the lightweight Pi will be available in a tandem version – the Pi Bi – from Autumn 2017.  The Bi Pi will be 37m², and will take all-up weights from 100-180kg. The small-packing canopy will weigh just 4.9kg. Designed for hike-and-fly with friends and family Advance say the Pi Bi offers fun, […]

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Skywalk Cult 4 paraglider harness

Skywalk Cult 4 paraglider harness

Skywalk’s new Cult 4 is an all-round paraglider harness. They say it’s an uncomplicated design with lots of inbuilt safety features. It weighs less than 4kg, but Skywalk say it’s made from high-quality and robust materials to ensure a long-lasting product. A new load-distribution frame ensures the pilot is always well supported, and Skywalk say […]

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Ozone Sirocco 2 lightweight PPG wing

Ozone Sirocco 2 lightweight PPG wing

Ozone released the Sirocco 2 full-reflex PPG wing in June 2017. It’s a lightweight version of the Speedster 2, and weighs 1.5kg less on average. It has Ozone’s shark profile, an enhanced internal structure and a new 2D steering system. Ozone say it retains the same levels of comfort, performance, speed and stability as the […]

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Skywalk introduce X-Alps Range 2 harness

Skywalk introduce X-Alps Range 2 harness

Skywalk released the new X-Alps Range 2 harness at the start of the Red Bull X-Alps race 2017. Team Austria 2’s Stephan Gruber took time out to show us the harness during the preparations for the race. The harness features a fully certified blow-up back protection system developed using technologies from kiting and knowhow from Skywalk’s […]

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Video Review: Supair Taska, EN C

Video Review: Supair Taska, EN C

Marcus King test-flew Supair’s first sports class wing, the EN-C Taska, over ten hours in the southern French Alps, and concluded the company had made a wing to be proud of! He also met up with the design team and flew all of the major prototypes that led to the finished product – read about […]

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Polini Thor 130 Evo paramotor engine

Polini Thor 130 Evo paramotor engine

An evolution of the original Thor 130, Polini say the Thor 130 Evo is a more compact and better-performing paramotor engine. They say its hand-made, low-noise exhaust system is more compact, and the new crank case is smaller and more uniform. It can be fitted with either  a Ø 24 bowl carburetor or Walbro WG8. Polini say […]

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Ozone release Ozium 2 lightweight pod harness

Ozone release Ozium 2 lightweight pod harness

Ozone have updated their lightweight pod harness, unveiling the Ozium 2 in June 2017. Designed for adventure flying, the Ozium 2 has been developed with feedback from vol-bivouac adventures and the Red Bull X-Alps, and Ozone say the updated harness is lighter, more comfortable, more customisable, and more user-friendly than its predecessor. They say it’s: An […]

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Gin Bolero 6: entry-level paraglider

Gin Bolero 6: entry-level paraglider

The Bolero 6 is Gin’s latest entry-level paraglider, suitable for schools and cross-country capable. It’s certified LTF/EN-A, and features Gin’s second-generation EPT (Equalised Pressure Technology) which they say improves take-off behaviour, stability and handling. It has long, progressive brake travel and a low stall speed. Gin say the Bolero 6 is: A solid foundation for […]

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Independence release “robust” single-skinner, the Tensing

Independence release “robust” single-skinner, the Tensing

  Independence showed off their new single-skinner, the Tensing, at the Kössen testival in Austria at the end of May 2017.   They describe it as a “sturdy” single-skinner for mountain use – ideal for climb-and-fly or hike-and-fly activities, but it can be thermally and soared too. It’s made from the robust Dominico D20 fabric, with sheathed lower lines […]

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Swing announce Arcus RS ‘low B’ paraglider

Swing announce Arcus RS ‘low B’ paraglider

Swing’s new low-EN-B Arcus RS is now certified in the first three of five sizes. The RS signifies the the wing sports Swing’s RAST (Ram Air Section Technology) system. An area at the front of the canopy is partitioned off, and there are valves between the two sections. Swing say it means the leading edge always inflates first, […]

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Karpofly Arrow X-Alps 4 paraglider harness

Karpofly Arrow X-Alps 4 paraglider harness

Czech harness manufacturer Karpofly have announced the fourth generation of their Arrow X-Alps paraglider harness. It is a classic, lightweight no-pod design, that uses Karpofly’s inflatable airbag protector, which is inflated on launch by blowing into a tube, and can be deflated with a valve for packing away. This design is very light (just 344g) and takes […]

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Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Skywalk get ready for the big game

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Skywalk get ready for the big game

Arne Wehrlin from Skywalk Paragliders talks about their Red Bull X-Alps team for 2017 – plus gives us a look at the new Range X-Alps harness that will hit the market after this year’s race.

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Video: Skyman’s superlight paragliding pod harness

Video: Skyman’s superlight paragliding pod harness

A pod harness weighing just 1kg? Stefan Kurrle from Skyman and Independence shows us their latest creation. Designed for paraglider pilots who want the ultimate in lightweight hike-and-fly vol-biv performance.

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Triple Seven at the Kossen Super Paragliding Testival 2017

Triple Seven at the Kossen Super Paragliding Testival 2017

We caught up with Triple Seven Paragliders’ Matjaz Klemencic to talk about their new wings – and when we are likely to see their CCC glider.

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The Transformer: U-Turn’s new electric paramotor

The Transformer: U-Turn’s new electric paramotor

We’ve been promised that electric is the future of paramotoring for a number of years. U-Turn have now introduced their Transformer motor to the market with a soft release this year. “Cleaner, quite and safer,” they say.

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